• Super Hero Capes!

    Date: 2011.12.12 | Category: crafts | Tags: ,,,

    I saw this idea on Pinterest and decided it would be a perfect gift for the kids this Christmas- especially since I had all those huge tee shirts from my brother.

    I made 4 capes- one for each of my younger nephews and for my kids.  Cutting them out took only a couple of minutes (literally less than 5 minutes), so I decided to embellish them with an emblem and each kid’s initial from the scraps.  And of course that is when my sewing machine decided not to work.  Oh yes, my brand new, 3 month old, I’ve hardly used it but I love it, new sewing machine.  So after a frustrating few hours I decided to iron on the embellishments.  (I plan to go back and sew everything in place as soon as my machine is repaired- under warranty, thankfully!)

    Ready for the big reveal?  I think they turned out so fun!

    Here’s an up close look at the detail- I just freehanded everything, so they’re not perfect.

    We celebrated an early Christmas yesterday with my brother’s family, so here are a few pictures of the kids with their capes.  They were a hit!

    Of course it was IMPOSSIBLE to get a picture of all four kids in their capes.  Maybe someday… when they are all grown?

    Happy crafting!